During its first mission to Kenya and Ghana, the Inspire project team introduced the project to a variety of stakeholders in Mombasa, Nairobi and Accra.
On 11-15 July 2022, the Inspire project team members conducted the first mission to Kenya to present the initiative to key local public stakeholders and at the Khartoum Process Thematic Meeting on Legal Pathways: Talent and Skills Mobility Partnerships to match labour market needs. The mission aimed to initiate the engagement with project stakeholders following the Inspire regional mapping study which found a strong potential for incubating bilateral skills partnerships between Germany and Kenya in sectors where both countries face labour shortages, namely in the renewable energy and energy efficiency, waste management and ICT industries.
During the thematic meeting in Mombasa, the project was presented to some 40 delegates from the Khartoum Process partner countries and organisations as part of the wider discussions on good practice examples of labour mobility schemes and projects.
The presentation was followed by two coordination meetings with national authorities respectively in Nairobi and Accra. The meetings raised public stakeholders’ awareness of the project as a whole and the technical cooperation envisioned in country, while enabling the team members to gather insights on the national needs and discuss the future project implementation steps. This first fruitful encounters set the base for future engagement during the current case study being conducted on the country’s skills needs and the future operational public-private dialogue, which will be launched in the autumn.